Alireza Nemati from the Moscow-based Studio Bazi has refurbished a 35 sqm apartment for himself and his wife. The main task of the new design was to create a comfortable open space plan with access to natural light and enough area for storage. To meet the task, Nemati decided to design a multi-functional furniture system that contained a sleeping area and lots of storage spaces.
The wooden sleep box provides privacy, separating the sleeping area in a raised corner of the apartment from the kitchen and living area on the other side. There is a good view of the whole apartment and to the windows from the inside of the sleep box, which makes it very cozy place. Under the sleep box, there are three sliding shelves for large appliances. The stair leading to the sleep box also contains storage spaces. The furniture system incorporates a dresser, drawer, and wardrobe.
The sleep box is covered with stained pine panels, as wood gives warmth to the interior and visually defines different areas. The curtain separates the sleeping unit, kitchen and living zone from the entrance. It also can be pushed back when it is needed.
Living and dining zones are quite flexible. By moving the sofa and extending dining table, it easily becomes a comfortable space for ten guests. Handmade Iranian tiles used in the kitchen emphasize and reminds the Iranian origin of the apartment’s inhabitants.
This article is a part of the ‘Compact Living’ series. You can read about other designs of compact houses and apartments on this page.